Many Churches across Herefordshire and South Shropshire, as well as the Cathedral in Hereford, have remain open for prayer and reflection following the announcement by Buckingham Palace last Thursday evening of the death of Her late Majesty, The Queen.
People attended events across Herefordshire and South Shropshire to hear the proclamation of King Charles III read from town halls, churches and Cathedrals on Sunday afternoon.
It is with great sadness that we heard the news this evening (Thursday 8 September 2022) of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen. She has been a constant in our lives for eight decades and has been steadfast in her service to our country and The Commonwealth.
Bishop Richard is delighted to confirm the appointment of The Revd Nicol Kinrade as his Chaplain. She will be joining the team in autumn 2022 from the Diocese of Chichester.
Hereford Diocese (A registered Charity) which is the Church of England in Herefordshire and South Shropshire, is one of 16 organisations in England that has been awarded a share of the £1.3 million ‘New Deal’ fund to help support communities.
Emily Hill took to the stand at General Synod last weekend to give her maiden speech. Emily who is 21 years old and a trainee nurse, is one of the lay representatives for Hereford Diocese and the youngest ever member to be elected to the General Synod. She spoke passionately during the assisted dying debate before a packed house of representatives.
Today saw another annual service tradition return. Following a two-year break due to covid, The Y6 leavers assembly took place at Hereford Cathedral. This special occasion is a highlight of the academic calendar for members of our Education team. Lord Scudamore Academy and St Thomas Cantilupe CE School, along with helpers from Hereford Cathedral School and Holy Trinity Choir, gathered to sing Choral Evensong as part of the West Hereford Team’s Choir Church pilot.
Last Friday, 8 July saw Holy Trinity Church packed to the rafters as children from three schools came together in their first Choir Church service at the end of term. Lord Scudamore Academy and St Thomas Cantilupe CE School, along with helpers from Hereford Cathedral School and Holy Trinity Choir, gathered to sing Choral Evensong as part of the West Hereford Team’s Choir Church pilot.
A new choral work is set to receive its first performance at Hereford Cathedral later this month as a result of a unique competition held recently by the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir.
In a recent scroll through social media, the beady-eyed diocesan communications team discovered that Revd Paul Roberts, Rector of the Maund Group of Churches may have come up with a world-first for the episcopal games cupboard.